For a few north-east business people, golf swings – rather than vote swings – will be to the fore on September 18 this year. While the Scottish independence referendum is taking place, they’ll be electing to take part in the final of the DF Communications Golf League on the Castle Course at St Andrews.
DF Communications, an award-winning mobile phone and communications specialist to small, medium and large businesses, is sponsoring and organising the long-running league for a third consecutive year. Money raised from this year’s event will go to the British Heart Foundation. The charity was nominated by Neil Ferguson and Andy Williamson, of Undersea Sense, who won the 2013 competition.
Craig Forsyth, sales director at DF Communications, said: “It’s certainly a big date to have the finals, but I’m sure there will be plenty of time to get to the polling station and go to St Andrews.
“We’re delighted to be returning to the Castle Course, having hosted the final at the same venue last year. I’m sure those teams lucky enough to make it will thoroughly enjoy their day out.
“There’s a lot of hard work still to come though, with the majority of the divisions finely poised. It looks likely that it will go right down to the wire, with a number of interesting results already.”
More than 40 companies from across the north-east have teed off at a variety of local courses since April. The Business Golf League is played in a fourball format with five or six teams in each division. The winners and runners-up of each division then qualify for the September finals at St Andrews.
Each year the winning team nominates a charity to benefit from funds raised during the subsequent event. Last year’s final saw £700 raised for the Maggie’s Aberdeen cancer campaign.